It took 11 years since we moved to the US for my husband and me to visit this island. It used to be on the top of our US places to visit list but since there are so many islands in the Caribbean to visit we thought… Puerto Rico can wait. Oh boy… little did we know that we were missing so much and if we had known better then we have flown there the moment we had the chance.
I am from the Philippines, a beautiful tropical island while my husband originates from Cape Town, one of the most charming cities on earth so you should figure out that yes, we would know what a perfect travel destination looks like. In that regard, we have to say that yes… Puerto Rico definitely counts as one…
We love the beach!!! Who doesn’t?!?
Beach vacations are perfect for the family. Perhaps the best type you can get especially if you have kids aged between 1 to 5 years – a great learning experience for the little ones and the big ones.
I totally understand that some parents get too discouraged to go on vacation with the kids. It’s hard – they are energizer bunnies that run around and can’t stay focused, they’re picky with their food, but they eat anything off the ground… I mean anything… and the hardest part is that they get sick so easy. However, you can’t be a hermit – not me at least. You have 2 options – 1) leave the kids with grandparents/friends/nanny 2) have them tag along and do something fun for everyone. Believe me, it’s NOT that hard as you imagine it to be.
We started traveling with our kids when they were only a few months old and looking back…. I wouldn’t change a thing.
The Caribbean – Imagine waking up to the sound of the waves, seeing the gorgeous view of the ocean and smelling the fresh air. Paradise and that is U.S. Virgin Islands. Gorgeous beaches, rich in culture, tons of activities to choose from and perfect warm weather all year round. The ultimate family destination! Yes, add it to your bucket list.
Tip: Low Season – mid-April to November
Duty-Free shopping (best items to buy are jewelry, crystals, alcohol)